Anyone seen any independent studies done on this? The only things I've been able to Google are places that sell the machines. Some of the literature makes some pretty outrageous claims, like the infrared frequency "cooks" the water in the fat cell, melting it, while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed.
My instinct tells me this is nothing more than a glorified heating pad, but I'd like to see some (or at least 1) independent studie(s) on whether or not this is has any medical validity for this purpose, or if it is complete quackery. After all, if fat "melting" were this easy, we'd all be getting it done at a fraction of the cost of lipsuction, and most gyms would go out of business. On the other hand, I couldn't find one thing that backs up my hunch on the whole big, bad internet, so I'll keep a partially open mind for now.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give.